[OT] Linux-worthy laptop recommendations

Toby Corkindale tjc at wintrmute.net
Mon May 22 19:33:58 BST 2006

On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 04:46:23PM +0100, Nik Clayton wrote:
> Dirk Koopman wrote:
> >On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 17:07 +0100, Robert Rothenberg wrote:
> >>I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop make/model which Linux will 
> >>run
> >>on as a desktop machine, minimum 1GB RAM, cost under £1000.
> >
> >This any use?
> >
> >http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=110144&_LOC=UK
> I recommend avoiding Ebuyer.  I've had items I've bought from them (and 
> manufactured by them) fail under warranty.  They refused to deal with 
> this, to the point where I had to threaten to take them to court.

Nasty. Although I've put a fair bit of business through them, and haven't had
any trouble with any returns myself. (ie. They've accepted them without


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